Armand Lobato

Armand Lobato

A produce promotion dilemma

I’ve seen assistants who are just that — great assistants.

Take time to write that order

“I need to write an order.” To the clerks that hear this from their produce manager, it can sound so easy, so simple.

Everything old is new again

I was positioning the little American flag on my desk when Russ T. Blade peeked from behind Old Glory.

Your department's stock conditions condition customers

How is the produce department similar to soda, to chips, to beer?

Overthinking can stall your department's productivity

All retail details are important, but at some point, someone has to take charge and say, “OK, let’s run with this.” And move on.

Produce economics 101

You’ve heard of razor-thin margins? That’s the grocery business.

Avoiding summertime shrink

As summer is peak season for produce volume and sales, it is also peak season for shrink.

Avoiding summertime shrink

As summer is peak season for produce volume and sales, it is also peak season for shrink.

Everyone wants into the produce department

Products that win produce department category ownership and placement generally help drive fresh produce sales as well.

Instill a culture of courtesy in your department

Courtesy, and by extension professionalism, begins at the top. Or it should.